2019 London Marathon Race Recap

Eliud Kipchoge reveals the secret to his marathon success, Mo Farah talks about finishing fifth, Emily Sisson on her blazing debut time, and Molly Huddle opens up about the race that got away. xxxxx KIPCHOGE I had the confidence to…

2019 London Marathon Race Recap

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Eliud Kipchoge reveals the secret to his marathon success, Mo Farah talks about finishing fifth, Emily Sisson on her blazing debut time, and Molly Huddle opens up about the race that got away.
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KIPCHOGE
I had the confidence to win for the fourth time, which I have accomplished.

KIPCHOGE, KOSGEI WIN 2019 LONDON MARATHON

The greatest marathoner of all time finished in 2:02:37.

Kipchoge now owns the two fastest times ever.
The secret to his success?
KIPCHOGE
Love the sport and train in a positive way.
Kipchoge hopes to run the Olympic marathon in 2020.
KIPCHOGE
You’ll still see me around.
Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew finished second in 2:02:38.
He is now the second-fastest man in history.

Hometown hero Mo Farah was fifth in 2:05:39.

MO QUOTE
I’m tired, I feel like I gave it all. It’s just one of those days where it’s what it is.

Once the pacemaker dropped out, it was a little bit of a gap and somehow I just saw the gap getting bigger. I tried to close and I just didn’t have it.

I tried my hardest but that’s what the result was. Can’t take anything from that.

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race.

Her 2:18:20 bested Vivian Cheriuyot by nearly 2 minutes.

Kosgei also won Chicago last fall.

Defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot finished second.

Emily Sisson was sixth in 2:23:08.

It is the second-fastest debut by an American woman.

SISSON
For my first one, I thought I did a pretty good job pacing it. Maybe it went a little too fast after halfway, a little too soon, but I mean, it’s my first one, so, I’m learning.

Sisson is now the sixth-fastest American in history.

SISSON
It’s promising I think for my first one to go that well. It’s a good place to be and we have a lot to build off of, there are a lot of things we can improve on in the future. I’m pretty happy because I feel like for 2020 I can maybe look at the marathon and the 10K or either/or, so I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.

Her training partner Molly Huddle finished 12th.

Her 2:26:33 gives her the Olympic standard.

HUDDLE
I felt rough from like 10K on, like my legs were just really achy today.

I thought about dropping out but I wasn’t sure how bad my time would be but then I realized, I’m well within the Trials time so I need to stay in and do my best.

Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s wheelchair race in 1:33:38.

It’s his fourth straight major marathon victory.

Manuela Schär won the women’s race in 1:44:09.

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